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2017 National Arts Advocacy Day

Posted On April 5, 2017

This year’s National Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, DC had an undercurrent of energy that came from word that the President had proposed, just days earlier, elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts for FY2018. Over 700 people attended N...

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Blog: March is NJ TEEN ARTS COUNTY FESTIVAL Time!

Posted On February 28, 2017

This March begins the kickoff of the Teen Arts Festival circuit in New Jersey. Individual counties across New Jersey host local Teen Arts Festivals showcasing the literary, performing and visual talents of the resident teen artists. At these county f...

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Blog: From Armenia With Love

Posted On February 6, 2017

The most important life lessons I have ever learned came from my music teacher in Yerevan, Armenia. When I was fifteen, Rita Israelovna Petrosian was my music theory and solfege teacher. Soft-spoken and kind, Rita Israelovna was a brilliant musician,...

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Blog: Arts Horizons Stands Alongside NJAEP

Posted On January 12, 2017

Arts Horizons stands alongside the NJAEP in the campaign for #artsednow! Not only do we believe in the movement to support Arts Education in our communities, we wish to raise our voice in advocacy. For nearly 40 years, Arts Horizons enhances the live...

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Guest Blog: Timothy Craig 2016 Recipient of NJPSA’s Visionary Supervisor of the Year award

Posted On December 6, 2016

Guest Blog by: Timothy Craig Director of Fine & Performing Arts and Business Education Bayonne Public Schools 2016 Recipient of the NJPSA’s Visionary Supervisor of the Year award My procrastination prevented me from working on this blog so...

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BLOG: Thank an Art Teacher! with Ann Marie Miller, ArtPride NJ.

Posted On November 2, 2016

When I think back over my 30+ year career in the arts I wonder, “Who is responsible for jumpstarting my love of the arts?” I often credit a high school teacher, Edith Henig, for requiring her class to keep a daily sketchbook. Mrs. Henig reviewed ...

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BLOG: Arts Ed Now – Local Heroes Spotlight

Posted On October 5, 2016

This September, in schools throughout New Jersey there was added cause for excitement amid the usual flurry of activity that marks the start of the school year. During National Arts in Education Week, September 12-17, students, parents, teachers, art...

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BLOG: Creating a Campaign…Together by Ennis Carter, Director of Social Impact Studios

Posted On September 7, 2016

It’s always exciting to work on a new campaign. The energy of a powerful idea mixed with the spirit of dedicated advocates can spark creativity that makes promoting important social issues thrilling. At Social Impact Studios, we’ve help craft hun...

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BLOG: Arts Ed Now: Ambassadors and Trailblazers, Let Us Hear Your Voice!

Posted On August 3, 2016

Since last September, when many of New Jersey’s devoted arts education leaders were introduced to the Arts Ed Now campaign, arts advocates have been abuzz. When the Arts Ed Now campaign launches next month, it will mark the official start of a mult...

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BLOG: “Seasons of Love” an Art and Music Mural Project by Alison Wallace

Posted On June 29, 2016

A few years ago, I found myself in a new situation as an art educator. After seven years of teaching high school art, I was embarking upon a new adventure: middle school. Here I was, several years into my career, learning the nuances of both a new sc...

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